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The Essential Guide to Amharic

The National Language of Ethiopia

By MR Abraham Teklu, Andrew Tadross

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Format: Paperback, 164 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 07 September 2015
The Essential Guide to Amharic is a 150+ pages of grammar, phrases, and vocabulary for the national language of Ethiopia. All translations are spelled phonetically, as well as in the Amharic alphabet. The vocabulary section is organized by topic; greetings, foods, furniture, politics, occupations etc. There are over 200 verb definitions with simple conjugation. The grammar section includes in-depth information on how to conjugate verbs in the past, present and future; using adjectives, pluralizing words, asking questions, punctuation, and much more.

About the Author

Andrew Tadross served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer living in Tigray and Holeta (Oromia). The first year he lived in a village called Endodo planting trees and working on water development. The second year he lived in Mekele, teaching landscape architecture at the University of Mekele. He began writing words in both Amharic and Tigrinya as a vocabulary list for himself before it evolved into a book. Abraham Teklu was born, raised and completed high school in Adwa, Tigray, Ethiopia. He attended Addis Ababa University before completing his Bachelor of Science at theUniversity of North Carolina. Abraham earned Masters Degree in Education at Western Governors University. He has worked as a designer for an engineering company, as a manager for a development organization, as a volunteer trainer for an endowment institution. Currently, he manages a nonprofit organization, which supports impoverished elderly and children. In addition to "The Essential Guide to Amharic" Abraham has written children's books, magazines and three volumes of English-Tigrinya Dictionary, as well as "The Essential Guide to Tigrinya, the Language of Eritrea and Tigray, Northern Ethiopia." For more information on this and other publishings, visit

EAN: 9781935925651
ISBN: 1935925652
Publisher: Peace Corps Writers
Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24 x 0.89 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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